The History of England from the Acession to the Decease of King George the Third Volume 5

The History of England from the Acession to the Decease of King George the Third Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...nor to the opposition party in England any topic of censure. In his official answer to the note of Le Bmn's Lord Grenville, the French minister, Le Brun, said Letter' not a word on the feeling expressed toward the deposed monarch; but flattered the enlightened and high spirited English nation on their revolution, which as Homme d'Etat, ib. t Marsh's History of the Politics of Great Britain and France, vol. i. p. 36., sured to them liberty and glory. They had been the first to establish the principle of national sovereignty, by substituting the empire of the laws, the expressed will of all, to the arbitrary caprice of an individual, and to afford the example of subjecting kings themselves to this salutary yoke. He declared the hope of the executive council that an entire reciprocity would be felt, and that nothing would alter the good understanding between the people of the two countries. This letter has been justly considered as a part of the system regularly pursued by France of treating the English government as entirely separate from the people. Neutrality was still promised and rigidly maintained, and M. Chauvelin and his prompter, M. de Talleyrand, were permitted to retain their equivocal station in London, not as acknowledged envoys or ambassadors, but as individuals known to have a certain public relation with another country, yet not formally acknowledged or accredited in this. It was believed, and not without apparent foundation, that these agents, with the assistance of other emissaries, were actively engaged in inflaming a revolutionary spirit, and exciting a disposition to commotion, in the people. During their residence, the cheap and often gratuitous diffusion of seditious tracts, a measure which could not be effected...show more

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 449g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123697011X
  • 9781236970114